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Windows 7: Windows 7 main os dual boot XP

17 Jan 2010   #51
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
sotorious,

Do you have SATA installation driver for your computer? If so, press F6 when XP setup starts up, insert the disk (must be a floppy disk) load the driver, then resume the setup. I had similar problem, that's the only way to solve it.

zzz2496
I already installed xp... is there a way to do this if it is already installed?

http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-1...-to-install-xp

I did it because people in that link people said it would work if i did that.. and it did.


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17 Jan 2010   #52
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You can try sysprep-ing your XP (the easy way)...
OR the hardcore way
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17 Jan 2010   #53
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I never thought it would be so hard to dual boot an os. i see tutorials all the time but of course when i do it.. it can never go smooth.
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17 Jan 2010   #54
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Dual boot is easy, dual boot on your case is a bit more complicated...
I have 7 and XP dual boot up and running now... and an OpenSuSE 11.2 on another disk (not listed in Windows 7 boot loader)
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17 Jan 2010   #55
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Dual boot is easy, dual boot on your case is a bit more complicated...
I have 7 and XP dual boot up and running now... and an OpenSuSE 11.2 on another disk (not listed in Windows 7 boot loader)
all i really need now is the list to pop up and then im good im taking a break from it for a while then im going to urn that DC2.0 thing for 7 and see if it works.
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17 Jan 2010   #56
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Your XP's problem is that it can't find the proper driver to find your boot device. You said you changed IDE compatibility/SATA AHCI in the BIOS, that's where you "change" the boot device. Windows XP assume that it's booting from an IDE device and so, it has IDE device driver. Once you change that entry in BIOS to AHCI, Windows will still load the IDE driver resulting BSOD (wrong driver for wrong storage device).

Good luck, sotorious...

zzz2496
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17 Jan 2010   #57
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Your XP's problem is that it can't find the proper driver to find your boot device. You said you changed IDE compatibility/SATA AHCI in the BIOS, that's where you "change" the boot device. Windows XP assume that it's booting from an IDE device and so, it has IDE device driver. Once you change that entry in BIOS to AHCI, Windows will still load the IDE driver resulting BSOD (wrong driver for wrong storage device).

Good luck, sotorious...

zzz2496
O god. so the only way I can fix that with out doing that hardcore fix is a clean reformat again, and then hitting f6 to load that one driver?
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17 Jan 2010   #58
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

As I said earlier, either that (clean format), a sysprep, or hardcore way... It's up to you...

zzz2496

Ps. Google "sysprep"...
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17 Jan 2010   #59
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
As I said earlier, either that (clean format), a sysprep, or hardcore way... It's up to you...

zzz2496

Ps. Google "sysprep"...
If I were to clean reformat, what would i exactly do at the start up screen before it bluescreens.

because i dont think im that technicaly advanced to be messing with any sysprep or anything like that. If worse comes to worse ill just run xp as main os and leave it like that.
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17 Jan 2010   #60
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Install the storage driver (press F6)...
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